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EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - A New York beach tops the annual survey of the best beaches in the country.

Main Beach in East Hampton was named No. 1 in the 23rd edition of the country's Top 10 best beaches. The list comes from Stephen P. Leatherman, a coastal expert at Florida International University in Miami who goes by the nickname Dr. Beach.

He says Main Beach does not appear to have suffered much damage from Superstorm Sandy. He says the beach is very well maintained and is among the cleanest beaches he has ever seen.

The Top 10, after Main Beach this year, are: Kahanamoku Beach, Waikiki, Hawaii; St. George Island State Park, Fla.; Hamoa Beach, Maui, Hawaii; Waimanalo Bay State Park, Oahu, Hawaii; Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park, Bonita Springs, Fla.; Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne, Fla.

Also, Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks, N.C.; Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Mass.; and Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, S.C.

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